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November 03, 2017


Year-to-Date (January-September 2017 vs. January-September 2016)- All merchandise

In Jan-Sep 2017, Nova Scotia merchandise trade exports increased $164.2 million to $4.1 billion over Jan-Sep 2016. 


YTD - By Sector

In Nova Scotia for January-September 2017, merchandise exports grew 4.2 per cent or $164.2 million compared to the same months in 2016. The largest dollar value increase were in consumer goods (+$164.4 million), metal/mineral products (+$58.0 million), and forestry products (+$34.5 million). Energy products declined $53.9 million compared to the same period in 2016.

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On a year-to-date basis, exports values increased in:

  •  Consumer goods by 15.9% ($164.4 million) to $1.2 billion
  • Metal and non-metallic mineral products by 34.4% ($58.0 million) to $226.4 million
  •  Forestry products and building and packaging materials by 7.7% ($34.5 million) to $481.2 million
  •  Basic and industrial chemical, plastic and rubber products by 4.7% ($10.7 million) to $238.8 million


 On a year-to-date basis, exports values decreased in:

  • Energy products by 86.8% (-$53.9 million) to $8.2 million,
  • Motor vehicles and parts by 1.8% (-$17.4 million) to $934.0 million,
  • Electronic and electrical equipment and parts by 10.4% (-$12.7 million) to $109.3 million,
  • Metal/Ores by 16.8% (-$7.3 million) to $36.2 million,
  • Industrial machinery, equipment and parts by 7.7% (-$7.1 million) to $85.2 million,
  • Aircraft and other transportation equipment and parts by 8.0% (-$3.9 million) to $44.6 million, and
  • Farm, fishing and intermediate food products by 0.1% (-$0.7 million) to $676.8 million.




YTD by Province

In Jan-Sep 2017, Alberta ranked first among the provinces in growth of domestic exports. Year-to-date exports increased 32.4 per cent over the same period last year. Canadian year to date exports are up 8.7 per cent.

In Jan-Sep 2017, Nova Scotia ranked eight among the provinces in growth of domestic exports. Year-to-date exports increased 4.2 per cent over the same period last year. 

In Jan-Sep 2017, Nova Scotia (+5.7%) ranked 6th among the provinces  in non-energy exports  over Jan-Sep 2016. Canada non-energy exports have grown 2.2 per cent during this period.




CANSIM tables 228-0058 to 228-0068.  

Publications: List of related Statistics Canada publications 

Statistics Canada Daily related to this article.

Canadian international merchandise trade database.  

Industry Canada Trade database.



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